Halloween is over, but that doesn't mean the horror fun has to stop. ShortsTV's horror marathon continues until November 2nd! Also in today's Horror Highlights: a new episode of Gemr's Collection Complete featuring “Hauntreprenuer” Jason Egan, a look at rapper Cage and filmmaker Jason Mayer's Duffield's - Two Nights Only short film, Conductor casting and production details, and a look at the short film The Woods.

ShortsTV's Horror Marathon Lineup Revealed: "Beginning midnight on October 31, the Halloween Horror Marathon will showcase a collection of short films ready to chill, thrill and scare. Highlighting one of the most popular short genres, the marathon will include films such as We, Motel, Trespassers, and Indrajaal. The Halloween Horror Marathon will air from Halloween through November 2 each night from midnight to 6 a.m.

Line-up highlights include:

We, is the story of five hikers who fight for their lives when each one is hunted by a masked killer in the mountains of California.

Motel, is the story of a tiny house in a valley that seems to have dragged itself away from the world and where a man lives on the fringe of a society which he only knows through the many items he collects in the forest.

In Trespassers, Sara and Ali are looking through photos from a hike in the Swedish outback. After seeing photos that Ali doesn't recognize, she realizes that Sara has been visiting a cemetery that they were specifically told not to go to. Soon, a woman appears in the photos who wasn't there when the photos were taken. They discover there's a price to be paid for Sara's trespassing.

Indrajaal, is the story of two cops who go to investigate a bungalow after receiving an anonymous phone call tipping them of murder. Upon arrival, they notice the door is locked. Thinking it could be a prank by neighborhood kids, they decide to leave. Just as they turn away, a sound comes from within the house. Now alert, they decide to break into the house and investigate the source of it.

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New Episode of Collection Complete: “Hauntreprenuer” Jason Egan Shows Off His Spooky Collection – Collection Complete 3.8

Unearthed by the docu-series Collection Complete (which takes an in-depth look into the lives of artists and the collections that fuel their work, as presented by Gemr, the #1 app for collectors worldwide), the show’s latest episode takes a look at the eclectic and macabre personal collection of Las Vegas “hauntreprenuer” and avid horror fan Jason Egan.

Egan, whose creations of both Las Vegas’ long-running Fright Dome and The Official SAW Escape Room have terrified thousands, gives us an intimate look into his impressive personal assemblage of creepy artifacts which are housed in his Nevada home. From spirit boards to Halloween movie props to a portrait painted in the artist’s blood, Egan says of his obsession, “When I first started collecting it was something I hid, and now I think that it’s important that people share their collections and be proud of them, whatever they are. I mean, some people collect Beanie Babies. I collect severed heads.”

Now in its third season, future installments of Collection Complete (a series which has collectively amassed over 630K views since it’s fall 2018 debut) are set to showcase the personal collections of Boulder City, Nevada monster maker Tom Devlin, filmmaker and Jaws enthusiast Charles de Lauzirika, screen-used prop collector Sean Clark, and many more.

What’s more, in keeping with the Halloween spirit, those who create a free account at Gemr.com and join the Horror Club will have a chance to WIN an Officially Licensed SAW Billy Puppet Prop from Trick or Treat Studios (valued at over $199.00!) signed by SAW II, III, IV (and the upcoming reboot!) director Darren Lynn Bousman!

Subscribe to the series' Youtube channel here to see previous episodes of Collection Complete, and for more on Collection Complete, ‘like’ them on Facebook here and follow them on Instagram at CollectionComplete and on Twitter at @CollectionComp."

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Check Out the Short Film, Duffields - Two Nights Only: "[Cage] and indie filmmaker Jason Mayer completed a short film which they funded and filmed 100% independently. Jason's prior film work includes "Nobody Gets Out Alive" which recently reached streaming sites Tubi and Amazon Prime Video. With Cage's dark lyricism and Jason's prior film experience, the short film came out incredibly well. I'm excited about horror film and music fans to feast their eyes on it.

Co-Directed/Written/Music by Chris Palko (Cage/Sam Hill)
Co-Directed/Produced/Edited by Jason Mayer

Synopsis: A group of friends looks for entertainment around the Halloween season. They bump into a promoter for a terrifying attraction - meeting a possessed goat.

Here's a link to the short film via Jason Mayer's YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWtTQ0bgJI8
Cage website: www.CageWM.com
Cage Bandcamp: https://cagewm.bandcamp.com/
Cage bio: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cage_(rapper)"

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Conductor Casting and Production Details: "Prolific producer Alex Noyer (808, New York Influence City) has announced his feature-length directorial debut, a thriller adaptation of his genre short Conductor, to be filmed in Los Angeles starring Jasmin Savoy Brown, Lili Simmons, and James Jagger.

Jasmin Savoy Brown ("The Leftovers", "For the People") has been tapped to star as Alexis, a musician who developed a rare condition that allows her to experience music audio-visually. As her most intense experiences come from human harm, her artistic collaborators unwittingly become her victims.

Lili Simmons ("Ray Donovan", "Banshee") has been tapped to play Marie, Alexis' outgoing roommate with a heart of gold.

Newcomer James Jagger ("Vinyl") rounds out the lead cast as Duke, a free-spirited musician. He's drawn to Marie, but can't get a read on the mysterious Alexis.

Conductor follows Alexis (Brown), a formerly deaf woman who recovered her hearing and gained synesthetic abilities after witnessing the brutal murder of her family when she was a child. Finding solace in the sounds of bodily harm, she pursues a career in music, composing her masterpiece through gruesome murders. She is supported by her loving roommate Marie (Simmons), who is blissfully unaware of the part she plays in Alexis' work. Faced with the possibility of losing her hearing again, Alexis relentlessly pursues her masterpiece through gruesome sound experiments on human flesh.

Hannu Aukia (Someone Somewhere, My Brother's Keeper) is producing alongside Noyer, with well-known executive producer Mike Macari (Netflix's upcoming Fractured, The Ring) jumping on board. Renowned Finnish music producer Jaakko Manninen takes on the score alongside Alexander Burke. Most recently, Noyer's film 808, was the first documentary to be released on Apple Music.

Brown is repped by ICM Partners, Cinterra Entertainment and Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein, Goodman Schenkman & Brecheen. Simmons is repped by Kate Linden Management and Goodman Schenkman & Brecheen. Jagger is repped by ICM Partners and Framework Entertainment as well as Schreck Rose Dapello Adams Berlin & Dunham."

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The Woods Short Film Now Available to Watch: "Synopsis: A supernatural horror film about a mother who is thrust into a nightmare situation while vacationing in the woods with her young daughter."

Tamika Jones
About the Author - Tamika Jones

Tamika hails from North Beach, Maryland, a tiny town inches from the Chesapeake Bay.She knew she wanted to be an actor after reciting a soliloquy by Sojourner Truth in front of her entire fifth grade class. Since then, she's appeared in over 20 film and television projects. In addition to acting, Tamika is the Indie Spotlight manager for Daily Dead, where she brings readers news on independent horror projects every weekend.

The first horror film Tamika watched was Child's Play. Being eight years old at the time, she remembers being so scared when Chucky came to life that she projectile vomited. It's tough for her to choose only one movie as her favorite horror film, so she picked two: Nosferatu and The Stepford Wives (1975).